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Annual Meeting of UNESCO Cities of Literature coming April 3-6

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Cities of Literature will be held in Iowa City from April 3-6. The meeting will gather representatives from most of the 28 Cities of Literature for a series of working meetings, discussions, tours and more. In addition, representatives of the nine U.S. members of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network […]

One Book Two Book winners selected

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival will recognize the creative excellence of more than 80 area students over the course of the three-day festival, Feb. 23-25. The festival begins Friday, Feb. 23, with the “Once Upon a Time” banquet. One student from each of 22 […]

#GivingTuesday, 11/28/17

Six years ago, the brilliant team at 92Y conceptualized a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, over $177 million was raised online during #GivingTuesday to benefit a broad range of organizations. This year, on Nov. 28, we warmly invite you to show your support for the […]

8 Cities of Literature, 3 U.S. Cities join UNESCO network

Today, Oct. 31, on UN’s World Cities Day, 64 newly designated UNESCO Creative Cities have been announced. Eight Cities of Literature have been added to our network. We congratulate these cities on their new designation and on all the work they have done to be recognized by UNESCO. All 28 Cities of Literature will be […]

Statement on U.S. decision to exit UNESCO

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization is monitoring closely the news from the U.S. State Department that the United States will withdraw from UNESCO at the end of 2018. Because the city’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature is a direct relationship between the city and UNESCO, there is no expectation that […]